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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt, April 22, 2015. The Calbuco volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades on Wednesday, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke several kilometres into the sky.

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Smoke and ash rise from the Calbuco volcano as seen from the city of Puerto Montt. The volcano in southern Chile erupted for the first time in more than five decades, sending a thick plume of ash and smoke into the sky.

Protesters Hold Vigil And March Over Death Of Freddie Gray After Police Arrest...BALTIMORE, MD - ARPIL 21:  Protestors walk toward Baltimore Police Department's Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray, April 21, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland.  Gray, 25, died from spinal injuries on April 19, one week after being taken into police custody. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

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Protestors walk towards Baltimore Police Department’s Western District police station during a march and vigil over the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore, Maryland 

TOPSHOTS Lightning brightens the night s...TOPSHOTS Lightning brightens the night sky over Washington, DC, during a rainstorm on April 20, 2015.  AFP PHOTO / MLADEN ANTONOVMLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images

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Lightning brightens the night sky over Washington D.C. during a rainstorm

A model presents a creation from Lino Villaventura Summer 2016 Ready To Wear collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo

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A model presents a creation from Lino Villaventura Summer 2016 Ready To Wear collection during Sao Paulo Fashion Week in Sao Paulo

The Empire State Building is lit in red ...The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple April 14, 2015 in New York as part of the effort to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago on April 14, 2014.  AFP PHOTO /  TIMOTHY  A. CLARYTIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images

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The Empire State Building is lit in red and purple in New York as part of efforts to bring attention to the 219 missing Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram a year ago. 

Members of teh Bolivarian Militia take p...Members of teh Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas on April 13, 2015. AFP PHOTO/FEDERICO PARRAFEDERICO PARRA/AFP/Getty Images

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Members of the Bolivarian Militia take part in its fifth anniversary in Caracas, Venezuela

View of the Alemao complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh violence in Rio's slums has led to growing doubts over the effectiveness of Brazil's seven-year-old strategy of "pacifying" districts in thrall to gangs and drug traffickers

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View of the Alemao complex in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Fresh violence in Rio’s slums has led to growing doubts over the effectiveness of Brazil’s seven-year-old strategy of “pacifying” districts in thrall to gangs and drug traffickers.

rthur Prioleau...Rev. Dr. Arthur Prioleau holds a sign during a protest in the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, S.C., Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager,  has been charged with murder. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

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Rev. Dr. Arthur Prioleau holds a sign during a protest in the shooting death of Walter Scott at city hall in North Charleston, South Carolina. Scott was killed by a North Charleston police office after a traffic stop on Saturday. The officer, Michael Thomas Slager, has been charged with murder 

In this March 18, 2015 photo, Patricia Sebastiao, 22, poses for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market, known as a ìcracolandiaî or crackland, where users can buy crack, and smoke it in plain sight, day or night, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

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Patricia Sebastiao, 22, sits for a portrait in an open-air crack cocaine market known as a crackland where users can buy crack cocaine in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Patricia, who has a 2-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son, is pregnant with her third child. She said she is 6 or 7 months pregnant, but was not exactly sure. 

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House  April 7, 2015 in Washington, DC. According to the White House, Obama hosted the event to bring Christian religious leaders together at the White House to 'pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter.

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U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks during an Easter prayer breakfast in the East Room of the White House. According to the White House, Obama hosted the event to bring Christian religious leaders together at the White House to ‘pray and reflect on Holy Week and Easter 

 Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized in Cali...A Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized in Cali March 30, 2015. Colombian narcotics police seized 4.1 tons of marijuana from drug trafficking gangs in two houses in Corinto, Cauca, according to authorities. REUTERS/Jaime Saldarriaga      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Colombian police officer carries a pack of marijuana seized by police. Narcotics police seized 4.1 tons of marijuana from drug trafficking gangs in two houses in Corinto, Cauca, Colombia

TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from th...TOPSHOTS View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, some 800 km south of Santiago, on March 29, 2015. Part of southern Chile is on orange alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.     AFP PHOTO/ SEBASTIAN ESCOBARSEBASTIAN ESCOBAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Smoke billows from the Villarrica volcano in Pucón, Chile. Some southern regions of the country are on alert because of an increase in activity at the volcano 

Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago...Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago March 27, 2015. The Villarrica Volcano expelled smoke as scientists warn the concentration of lava, contained within the structure, is close to the crater. On March 3, a short-lived eruption of ash and rock led to the evacuation of thousands from the nearby area.  Authorities have restricted access to the area within 5 kilometres of the crater and have put the area under an orange alert, which means that an "eruption is probably in the short-term."  REUTERS/Cristobal Saavedra      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago, Chile 

Images of the disappeared 43 rural college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General's office, in Mexico City, Thursday, March 26, 2015. Angry citizens and parents of the 43 missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General's Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent and exhaustive investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them and incinerated their remains. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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Images of the disappeared 43 college students are illuminated during a candlelight vigil in front of the Mexican Attorney General’s office, in Mexico City. Angry citizens and parents of the missing students urged the country not to abandon them. On Thursday, the Attorney General’s Office issued a statement reiterating that the government had conducted a transparent investigation. Federal investigators say local police handed the students over to a drug gang, which killed them. 

Children draw on the sidewalk with chalk outside the Ferguson Police Department on March11, 2015 in Ferguson, MO. Protests erupted after the announcement of the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. (Photo by Michael B. Thomas/Getty Images)

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Children draw on the sidewalk with chalk outside the Ferguson Police Department on Wednesday Missouri. Protests erupted after the announcement of the resignation of Ferguson Police Chief Tom Jackson earlier in the day. 

Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador, using camera zoom effect

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Night view of San Salvador, El Salvador

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Smoke and lava spew from the Villarrica volcano, as seen from Pucon town in the south of Santiago. The volcano went quiet on Tuesday after an eruption that sent a plume of ash and lava high into the sky in the early hours put Chile on high alert. 

Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on March 3, 2015 forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages. The Villarrica volcano, one of Chile's most active, began erupting around 3:00 am (0600 GMT), prompting authorities to declare a red alert and cancel classes in schools, the National Emergency Office said.

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Villarrica volcano, located near Villarrica 1200 km from Santiago, in southern Chile, which began erupting on Tuesday forcing the evacuation of some 3,000 people in nearby villages

Caridad Vidal waits for a bus after performing with her dance school for the anniversary of the beginning of the last and decisive Cuban independence war, in downtown Havana...Caridad Vidal (L), 11, looks to the camera as she waits for a bus after performing with her dance school for the anniversary of the beginning of the last and decisive Cuban independence war, in downtown Havana, February 24, 2015. Today marks the 120th anniversary of the last Cuban independence war which started on February 24, 1895. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini  (CUBA - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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Caridad Vidal waits for a bus in downtown Havana after performing at her dance school marking the 120th anniversary of the start of Cuba’s last independence war against Spain 

Jorge Cazulo...Peru's Sporting Cristal Jorge Cazulo, center, bicycle kicks the ball during a Copa Libertadores soccer match against Venezuela's Deportivo Tachira in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

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Sporting Cristal’s Jorge Cazulo bicycle kicks the ball during the Peruvian football team’s Copa Libertadores match against Venezuela ‘s Deportivo Táchira in Lima, Peru